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Women Lead 2023: Patricia Champion

Women Lead 2023: Patricia Champion

Author: Kelly Dietz

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Champion for eliminating tuberculosis

 

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are incredibly well-adapted to humans, yet researchers continue to unravel the mysteries of how the single-cell organisms work.

Patricia Champion, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has spent her career on the hunt, determined to understand the mechanisms used by Mycobacterium tuberculosis to cause disease — the leading microbial killer on the planet behind SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for COVID-19.…

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New markup language a FAIR way of sharing data in enzymology and catalysis

New markup language a FAIR way of sharing data in enzymology and catalysis

An international collaboration of scientists, including Santiago Schnell, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, developed a new markup language to improve the way experiments can be reproduced in the biomedical sciences, especially within fields that study how enzymes speed up chemical reactions.

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Researchers in chemistry, engineering, physics and biological sciences honored by AAAS

Researchers in chemistry, engineering, physics and biological sciences honored by AAAS

Author: Jessica Sieff

Five faculty members at the University of Notre Dame have been elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as lifetime fellows. The fellows include Patricia A. Champion, Jon P. Camden, Yih-Fang Huang, Ahsan Kareem and Rebecca Surman. All are being recognized for scientifically and socially distinguished achievements in their respective fields of study.

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Notre Dame Receives Funding for New State-of-the-Art X-ray Diffractometer

Notre Dame Receives Funding for New State-of-the-Art X-ray Diffractometer

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Notre Dame has received funding for a dual-source single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The new instrument will be equipped with high-flux Cu and Mo microfocus X-ray sources, a CPAD detector, and a cryogenic device. The instrument is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation and Chemistry Research Instrumentation Programs. This new instrumentation will ensure that Notre Dame continues to be at the leading edge of structural science.

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Brittany Morgan Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

Brittany Morgan Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks

 

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Brittany Morgan, John V. O’Connor Assistant Professor in Cancer Drug Discovery, has received a highly-selective Burroughs Wellcome Fund award for her project entitled “Cracking the Molecular Recognition Code: Capturing Dynamic Substructures with Small Molecules.” Less than twelve awards are granted each year.

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NSF Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis at Notre Dame named Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation

NSF Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis at Notre Dame named Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation

Author: Tammi Freehling

Center for Computer Assisted Synthesis

Imagine a world where the power of chemistry is used in concert with machine learning to solve problems in healthcare, materials science, or energy research. Machine learning can accelerate the synthesis of molecules that hold the key to solving these problems by developing new and more efficient ways of making them.…

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Keeping it Clean for Our Community

Keeping it Clean for Our Community

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If you drove down Hwy 933 between the Inn at St. Mary's and Beacon Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 29, you may have spotted some workers in bright yellow vests. Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) members were busy picking up trash, hundreds of cigarette butts, and even the odd golf ball (5 to be exact). Shout out to Professor Katherine White’s lab who turned out in force to make quick work of the cleanup!  In partnership with the Adopt-a-Highway program, HCRI cleans this stretch of roadway four times per year.  If you are interested in volunteering to help keep our community clean, please contact Aviva Wulfsohn (awulfsoh@nd.edu

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HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

What happens when researchers-in-training are unable to present their data to a live audience or to see the results of work performed by their peers for over two years due to a global pandemic?  A very enthusiastic in-person conference!  The 10th Annual Cancer Research Day, held on March 21, 2022 in the Morris Inn at Notre Dame, was marked by record attendance and noticeable enthusiasm from presenters and attendees alike. …

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Champion appointed new Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science

Champion appointed new Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science

Author: Tammi Freehling

Patricia A. Champion, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, has been appointed the inaugural Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science. In this role, Champion is responsible for creating a training curriculum for postdoctoral scholars that provides skills to help them thrive in their future careers.

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Harper Hall Center for Investigational Medicine dedication

Harper Hall Center for Investigational Medicine dedication

Phase I: Transforming Dust to Discovery

The pathway from discovery to investigational new drug just got shorter at the Harper Cancer Research Institute.  Due to the generous benefaction of the Harper Family Foundation, the lower level of Harper Hall is undergoing a transformation from a cavernous dirt-floored shell into a state-of-the-art Center for Investigational Medicine

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Soul of a Scientist: New science dean boldly asks the big questions

Soul of a Scientist: New science dean boldly asks the big questions

In 1841, Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, a French priest and the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, sent Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., to the northern end of the Diocese of Vincennes to set up a new school for boys.

Moreau’s educational philosophies, outlined in his 1856 work, “Christian Education,” set his intentions for the study of science at the new university he had a key role in founding the following year — the University of Notre Dame. At a time when many religious were skeptical about how science and theology could co-exist in one institution, his thoughts were clear.…

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